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  • California sues Cisco for bias based on Indian caste system

    07/02/2020 12:43:49 AM PDT · by thecodont · 35 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Updated 5:47 pm PDT, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Tali Arbel, Ap Technology Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian. India’s caste system long placed Dalits at the bottom of a social hierarchy, once terming them “untouchables.” Inequities and violence against Dalits have persisted for decades after India banned caste discrimination. The engineer worked on a team at Cisco’s San Jose headquarters with Indians who all immigrated to the U.S. as adults, and all of whom were of high caste, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the California Department of Fair Employment...
  • Higher Taxes, Layoffs, And Service Cuts: The State And City Budget Crisis Is Here

    06/30/2020 9:56:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 30, 2020,11:53am EDT | Richard McGahey
    The recession is hitting state and city budgets hard in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1. They are responding by firing workers, reducing services, and even increasing taxes. Massive federal aid is the only real solution. The new fiscal year for 46 states and many cities begins on Wednesday. And a flood of red ink caused by the deep pandemic recession is forcing them to fire workers, reduce spending and services, and even raise taxes (one of the worst things you can do in a recession). Without Congress providing up to $1 trillion in federal aid, non-federal...
  • 4 Walmart stores closed in Little Rock due to protests

    06/14/2020 8:09:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    KATV ^ | June 14, 2020 | KATV
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — At least four Walmart stores are closed in Little Rock due to protests, according to Walmart. “We’re monitoring this situation closely and will continue closing stores as a safety precaution for our customers and associates. We recognize the important role we play in the Little Rock community and plan to reopen stores at an appropriate time," said John Forrest Ales with communications in a press release on Sunday.
  • Rolling Stone Liberal Editor's Key Observation About the George Floyd Unrest Will Probably Infuriate the Left

    06/13/2020 8:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2020 | Matt Vespa
    I’d never thought that some liberals would actually take a stand and call out their colleagues for being totally unspooled for caving to the progressive mob. For some, the liberal agenda they grew up with is now considered right-wing in some circles. Why? Well, it doesn’t go far enough. It has to be far left and quasi-Marxist. The woke clowns we used to mock on The College Fix and Campus Reform have graduated. And now, their toxic agenda is spreading like a brush fire. No dissent is permitted. Just one slip-up or differing opinion from that of the far-left mob...
  • Washington Post columnist: It's 'acceptable' for journalists to be activists, 'they should stand up for civil rights' (Media Propagandists Exposing themselves.)

    06/08/2020 8:20:51 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/08/2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan suggested that on Sunday that it's "acceptable" for journalists to be activists for civil rights. Sullivan addressed the inner turmoil that took place at The New York Times last week involving the uproar over an op-ed penned by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., as well as obstacles journalists have faced in recent weeks like sustaining injuries from the George Floyd protests and the massive layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic by insisting that journalists "could come out of stronger and better" if they "grapple with some difficult questions." "The core question is this: In this...
  • GOP Ends Democrats’ Illegal Funneling Of Stimulus Aid

    05/31/2020 8:44:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    National Insiders ^ | May 30, 2020 | Caitlin McFall
    [snip] The legislation put forward Thursday serves as a companion bill to the legislation Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced in the Senate earlier this month. “I am working with Sen. Cotton on this effort to make sure COVID-19 resources go to taxpaying Americans, not non-citizens who broke our immigration laws,” Buck told Fox News. The No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act is a direct response to states providing coronavirus funding to undocumented migrants who did not receive stimulus checks from the CARES Act, which Congress passed in March to provide economic relief to Americans struggling from the coronavirus shutdowns.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein had surveillance cameras hidden throughout his properties worldwide in a 'blackmail scheme' to extort his powerful friends, victims tell new Netflix doc about the pedophile

    05/27/2020 11:02:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2020 | Daniel Bates
    Jeffrey Epstein's surveillance cameras were part of a 'blackmail scheme' meant to extort his powerful friends, a major new documentary about the pedophile claims. Netflix's Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich makes the bombshell claim that will add to the intrigue surrounding his death last August while he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. There has long been speculation that Epstein had all his properties under surveillance but Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre), one of Epstein's most prominent victims, revealed in the four-part documentary it was used as an insurance policy. She said 'when Epstein told me "people owe me favors and...
  • Epstein’s brother doubts suicide, ‘refused’ info on jail cell hanging: Book

    05/27/2020 6:38:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    In the book set for release next week from publisher Sentinel, he said, “If you look at the picture of the ligature...it was not cut and it doesn’t look like it was tied to anything....look at the angle of the ligature. It was a hemmed edge; it was not cut.” He also noted that the death photos of his financier brother showed no blood on the noose and that the bruises were inconsistent with a hanging. Dr. Michael Baden, hired by Mark Epstein's brother to investigate the death, has said that he believed the bruise indicated a wire strangulation, not...
  • Bill Clinton was seen with Jeffrey Epstein on the convicted sex offenders' Caribbean island where young girls were allegedly abused and trafficked, claims an explosive new Netflix documentary

    05/26/2020 3:44:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Steve Scully, a 70-year-old former worker on Epstein's private Caribbean island of Little Saint James, said he saw the former president sitting with the pedophile in the porch of the island's villa. . . . Clinton has reportedly denied ever visiting the Caribbean island but has admitted flying in Epstein's private jet on a handful of occasions. . . . The new claims come on the heels of those made by Epstein's 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts Giuffre who previously alleged in legal papers that she saw Clinton on the island. Giuffre alleged she had dinner with the former president, Epstein,...
  • Biden is missing one big endorser: Bill Clinton

    05/10/2020 3:57:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2020 | Amie Parnes
    One name has been noticeably absent from Joe Biden’s string of endorsements in recent weeks: former President Clinton. . . . Some Democrats say that’s likely not unintentional, arguing that a high-profile endorsement of Biden by Bill Clinton would be off-key as the former vice president deals with a 1993 charge of sexual assault from a former staffer. “Talk about a man who doesn't fit the moment,” said one longtime Democratic fundraiser.
  • 'A personal project for him': Bill Clinton will produce History Channel documentary series on US presidents

    05/07/2020 10:21:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    Following in the footsteps of Democratic colleagues such as Barack Obama and Al Gore, former President Bill Clinton is ready to make his TV producer debut. This week, History Channel announced its partnership with Clinton, who will act as executive producer on a project examining the response of presidents during challenging times throughout U.S. history.
  • Appeals Court Rules Arkansas Can Ban Abortions, Protect Unborn Babies

    04/22/2020 2:05:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | April 22, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal appeals court has overturned a judge’s ruling and allowed the state of Arkansas to ban abortions under an order to stop medically unnecessary procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arkansas is one of several states that included elective abortions in its restrictions on non-essential medical procedures during the pandemic. Earlier this spring, the state Department of Health ordered a halt to procedures “that can be safely postponed” except for instances to prevent the death, permanent physical damage or disease advancement of a patient. State leaders included the killing of unborn babies in abortions in their order. However, the Little...
  • Judge blocks Arkansas order banning elective abortions during pandemic

    04/14/2020 6:51:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    KTAV ^ | April 14, 2020 | AP
    <p>LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Arkansas’ order preventing the state’s only surgical abortion clinic from performing the procedure during the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>The decision came as health officials announced that at least 1,498 people in the state have been infected with the coronavirus, an increase over the 1,410 reported a day earlier. Two more people died because of the virus, bringing the state’s death toll to 32.</p>
  • Judge rejects Mike Huckabee request for Florida beach access amid coronavirus

    04/14/2020 10:50:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 15 2020 | John Kruzel
    A federal judge in Florida on Monday shot down an emergency request from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) and fellow beachfront property owners to be exempted from a public health order that cut off beach access during the pandemic. Huckabee, the father of President Trump’s former White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, argued that a county ordinance blocking him from access to the Gulf of Mexico shoreline behind his estimated $3.3 million home violated his constitutional rights. U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson on Monday denied the suit brought by Huckabee and more than a dozen other plaintiffs that...
  • Clinic sues Arkansas over order banning abortions during pandemic

    04/13/2020 5:45:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    KTAV ^ | April 13, 2020 | KTAV
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A women's health clinic is suing Arkansas over a state order banning elective abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Little Rock Family Planning Services says in the complaint that 20 potential patients will have their appointments canceled this week because of the order. It says the ban endangers the lives of patients because they might leave the state to seek an abortion elsewhere. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit in federal court Monday on the clinic's behalf. Arkansas on Friday ordered health providers to postpone abortions that aren’t immediately necessary to protect the life or...
  • Illinois moves closer to becoming first ‘junk’ state with negative credit outlook

    04/12/2020 9:15:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | April 12, 2020 | Adam Schuster
    Illinois’ financial outlook was changed from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’ by two major ratings firms, raising the risk the state’s credit rating will formally fall to non-investment grade status.. ... the state is actually paying higher interest on its debt today than it was in June 2017, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. When investors demand higher interest it generally reflects a higher risk that borrowers will default. Illinois was the least prepared to weather a recession heading into the coronavirus crisis, with only about 15 minutes of state spending saved in a rainy day fund. Lower credit ratings mean investors will...
  • Conservative Activist force Arkansas Governor to actually shutdown abortion clinic

    04/11/2020 10:31:29 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 1 replies
    Activists from every20seconds.org protested at 4 office Park Drive in Little Rock Arkansas around 8am-11 or so on Good Friday when it was scheduled to be open. The murder the unborn clinic was opened on Tuesday and Thursday of that week and had vehicles from out of state. Governor Asa Hutchinson & his Arkansas Health Department refused to shutdown the abortion clinic in the state like Texas and Louisiana other states have done over a week ago. (Oklahoma and Oregon clinics defied their state orders). A Federal appeals court ruled in favor of Texas shutting down their abortion clinic. After...
  • Buddhist Temple Vandalized in Arkansas Seeks Funds to Replace Destroyed Buddhas

    04/10/2020 7:52:31 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 21 replies
    Global Buddhist Door ^ | 2020-04-09 | Justin Whitaker
    A man has been arrested of destroying three Buddha statues on Sunday, 5 April, at Wat Lao Santitham, a Buddhist temple in the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Twenty-one-year-old Shawn Michael Israel was caught on police body cameras at the temple with a hammer in his hand. Israel is heard saying that the statues were a “false idol . . . a false monument,” and that he was doing what God told him to do through scripture. (40/29 News) Police officers arriving at the scene reported seeing Israel “beating on a gold Buddha statue, with a hammer, causing severe damage...
  • Arkansas Gov Bans Killing Babies in Abortions to Save Medical Resources to Fight Coronavirus

    04/06/2020 8:47:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | April 6, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    Add Arkansas to the list of states where the governor has banned abortions along with, other non-essential medical procedures, to help fight the coronavirus by conserving medical supplies. Governor Asa Hutchinson released a letter via the Arkansas state health department on Friday that all health care facilities postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not medically necessary during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In his statement the Governor said that all ambulatory surgical centers and all abortion facilities are included. On Saturday afternoon, state Senator Trent Garner posted a copy of the letter and thanked Governor Hutchinson for issuing the ban...
  • The Senator Who Saw the Coronavirus Coming

    04/01/2020 1:52:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | March 31, 2020 | John McCormack
    Tom Cotton was both the first and the loudest voice in Congress to sound the alarm about the looming pandemic. While others slept, Tom Cotton was warning anyone who would listen that the coronavirus was coming for America. On January 22, one day before the Chinese government began a quarantine of Wuhan to contain the spread of the virus, the Arkansas senator sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar encouraging the Trump administration to consider banning travel between China and the United States and warning that the Communist regime could be covering up how dangerous...